Physician Liaison Salary

Pay for Physician Liaisons in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority of Physician Liaisons (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Physician Liaisons is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,810 - $81,541
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,386
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$13.98 - $33.01
(Median)
$14
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,810 - $81,541  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$16,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,677 - $85,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $33.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,653  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,677 - $85,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Physician Liaison

The position of a physician liaison is relatively new in the medical field, but very important in the changing landscape of medicine. These liaisons are primarily responsible for developing relationships with physicians in order to facilitate beneficial referring practices for both health care companies and patients. They may work with primary care doctors and instruct them regarding cardiologists in their network to whom patients should be referred. They also develop ways to consolidate and increase referrals, implement strategies to reduce red tape in receiving referrals, and create reports based on their work.

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Physician Liaison Tasks

  • Develop new client accounts, maintain existing accounts and develop long term relationships with current and prospective clients/physicians.
  • Responsible for building relationships with physicians and other health care leaders within a defined territory to achieve sales growth.

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Popular Skills for Physician Liaison


Survey results show that Physician Liaisons use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Sales, Field Sales, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 20 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Marketing Communications. Those educated in Customer Relationship Management tend to be well versed in Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician Liaison

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Physician Liaisons — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Physician Liaisons make a median salary of $66K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $68K.

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Experience Affects Physician Liaison Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Physician Liaison Salaries

Sales
up arrow 29%

Field Sales
up arrow 20%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 8%

Business Development
up arrow 8%


National Average
$58,000

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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